Restaurants Open for Christmas Dinner and Takeout on Long Island
If you’d rather kick back and relax than spend hours preparing a holiday spread, consider ordering your Christmas dinner in from one of these Long Island restaurants open and serving takeout dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Several are even accepting reservations to dine indoors or out over the holidays.
Once you've placed your Christmas dinner order or booked your reservations, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy a must-do holiday event, check out Long Island's most spectacularly decorated houses, enjoy a drive-thru light show, or explore one of the other options in our jam-packed Holiday Fun Guide.
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Sangria 71 offers takeout trays of paella, flan, and more for Christmas dinner.
Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Nassau County
Sangria 71 – Multiple Locations
Open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout, this family-style restaurant specializes in Spanish food.
Baldoria – Long Beach
Open for indoor and outdoor dining and Christmas takeout, Baldoria offers authentic Italian food with a variety of pasta, chicken, seafood, and meat options.
Broadway Gourmet Caterers – Massapequa
Offering takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery options, Broadway Caterers has packages for 4 and 10+ that include main and side dishes, salads, and dessert. Individually packaged meals are also available.
Elisa's – Bellmore
Elisa's family-run Italian restaurant is open for takeout (both a la carte and catering) and in-person seatings until 10pm on Christmas Eve. Elisa's is closed Christmas Day.
Eric's Italian Bistro – Mineola
Open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for takeout orders and limited reservations, Eric's serves modern and classic Italian favorites with dishes named after each of the owner's five children.
Lareira Restaurant – Mineola
This family-owned authentic Northern Portuguese restaurant offers the option to dine-in, plus FREE kids meals for takeout and delivery—one free meal is available with every adult entree purchased. Choose from soup, seafood, and meat offerings. The restaurant is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Snaps – Wantagh and Rockville Centre
Order catering trays that feed 6-10 people for pickup or delivery. Options include appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts. Its full regular catering menu is also available, but orders should be placed in advance.
Uncle Bacala's – Garden City Park
Order online or via phone, or dine in-person at this restaurant that offers three- and four-course catering options for Christmas Eve; it's closed Christmas Day. Known for it's Italian seafood dishes, Uncle Bacala's offers a wide selection to please any palate.
Mamma Lombardi's offers Christmas Eve catering, and its mini arancini are a holiday favorite.
Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Suffolk County
Mamma Lombardi's – Holbrook
Individual dinners of soup, salad, Italian entrees, and desserts are available to-go or delivered. Mama Lombardi's also offers a la carte options and pizza. The restaurant is open Christmas Eve only.
La Scala – Commack
Open for indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup on Christmas Eve, and delivery via Door Dash and Uber Eats, La Scala offers homemade Italian food, with sauce made from scratch daily. Catering and large takeout orders must be placed in advance.
Le Petit Cafe LI – Farmingdale
This artisan market and cafe prides itself on all-natural meals and uses mostly local ingredients. A mix of savory and sweet, it serves assorted homemade jams, soups, desserts, pies, and more. Pre-orders are accepted for Christmas Eve meals.
RipTides Cocktails and Grill – Lindenhurst
RipTides opens its doors for dine-in on Christmas Eve. Takeout family-style meals are also available.
Sur Argentinian Steakhouse – Huntington
Available for curbside pickup or delivery via Uber Eats on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this steakhouse offers trays of paella, meat platters, lobster ravioli, and more. Pre-orders are now being accepted.
Lombardi’s On the Bay – Patchogue
Like its sister location in Holbrook, Lombardi's on the Bay offers Christmas Eve dinner for dine-in, curbside pickup, or takeout. The location boasts views as exquisite as its cuisine. Prix fixe, individual dinners including soup, salad, an entree, and dessert are available to-go, as well as an a la carte menu. Order in advance to take advantage of its 10 percent pre-order discount.
Cafe Gio – West Babylon
Offering fresh, imported ingredients, Cafe Gio serves Italian fare with half-trays of pasta, chicken, salad, and garlic knots feeding up to 10 people. Cafe Gio is open Christmas Eve only.
Get a special holiday treat at North Fork Doughnut Co.
Restaurants Open for Christmas Dinner Takeout on the East End
North Fork Doughnut Company – Mattituck and Bay Shore
Cover your Christmas morning breakfast by pre-ordering a dozen doughnuts for Christmas Eve pickup from 8am-1pm. Each dozen includes holiday-themed favorites such as Christmas Cookie Butter, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Maple Gingerbread Crumb, and more.
Cowfish – Hampton Bays
Perched along the picturesque Shinnecock Canal, Cowfish is serving an in-person Christmas Eve dinner, in addition to its catering to-go menu and family-style meals. Pre-orders are required for catering.
A Mano – Mattituck
Pre-order for Christmas Eve takeout dinner, make reservations to dine-in or get food delivered from this rustic Italian spot, and choose from a selection of antipasti, entrees, and desserts. It also offers wood-fired pizzas and uses locally-sourced ingredients.
Buoy One – Riverhead and Westhampton
This fresh seafood restaurant's locations are open on Christmas Eve, serving fare for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Order online or via its app.
Nick & Toni's – East Hampton
Open for limited indoor and outdoor dining, Nick & Toni's boasts a robust takeout menu for Christmas. Specializing in Tuscan food cooked in a wood-burning stove, its packages serve 4 and include antipasti, entrees, sides, and desserts. It also offers DIY pizza kits. All orders must be placed in advance.
Serafina's – East Hampton
Open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout and delivery via Dial-A-Dinner, this family-friendly establishment serves up Italian dishes—including pizza—and is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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